We sure are stretching for any bit of news about the Dodgers, eh? Heck, even a TMZ tabloid report about Hanley Ramirez's flaming Lambo had fans yearning for more. So, when the Dodgers revealed, via twitter, that starting pitcher Dan Haren had arthroscopic surgery this morning on his non-throwing shoulder it became BIG news.
RHP Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left non-throwing shoulder this morning. Expected to be back to start Spring Training.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 22, 2014
There certainly was plenty of speculation about what this could all mean.
Could he really be ready to go come March? I know it's his other shoulder, but isn't there a risk that we might not have a #4 pitcher ready to go come Opening Day?
Does this assure that Haren picks up the $10Mil player option to play for the Dodgers in 2015?
Well, that last question was kinda answered by Haren in a tweet just a moment ago:
Surgery went well.....I'd also like to formally announce that I'm exercising my 2015 option to not eat seafood.
— dan haren (@ithrow88) October 22, 2014
Sneaky, Danny... Sneaky... Or, shall I say fishy?
For a second there I thought he broke some news. Instead, we get a small glimpse into the humor of Dan Haren.
As you likely know he ain't kidding about abstaining from seafood. As Josh Tucker reported on Dodger Insider this past Spring Training, Dan Haren has never eaten fish. Note a bite.
Pic at the very top via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2014.
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